The notion of architectural connector was developed by Allen and Garland as an important concept for the design of software architectures. In this paper, based on previous work introducing a generic approach for the definition of component-based concepts, we study how architectural connectors and components can be defined for UML2 sequence diagrams as a first step for applying this approach to full UML. A case-study of a small lift system is used to illustrate these ideas. © 2008.
Orejas, F., & Pérez, S. (2008). Architectural Connectors for Sequence Diagrams. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 206(C), 111–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2008.03.078